Nobody can be expected to recall the events that occurred in a meeting six months prior to release of a project. We document so that everybody understands the scope of work in such sufficient detail as to produce outstanding work.
The humble WYSIWYG is an end user’s main interface to editing content on their website. As websites get more complicated, design gets more complicated, and in turn the slice gets more complicated, the WYSIWYG needs to provide more options for styling content.
For those of us who have lived (and worked) through the early days of the World Wide Web, we will have some fond – and not so fond – memories about early websites and early applications.
A website has many layers, all important to the overall experience. The difference between an average website and a great website can be compared to the quality of a hamburger.
Talking of the day that stops the nation, let's talk about load testing to prevent your website from stopping the nation.
Here is a handy list of some of the things all developers should be aware of before handing over the keys to the client
A few months ago, TechCrunch reported on a survey undertaken with 100 developers. The topic of the survey was which external APIs were the most difficult to integrate into their projects. The winning by clear majority was Facebook. We’ve all worked with their API before and it can be a real headache. Specifically mentioned by the developers surveyed were the API’s never ending changes and poor documentation.
I’ve built dozens of commerce-enabled websites since the early days of the Internet, and in that time I have learned a few things that, in my opinion and experience, provide for a better ecommerce website that gives your customer greater confidence in your service offering – and customer confidence is the main loyalty you need to gain.
Long gone are the days where a developer would need to send bulk emails from his own website. Not only was this time consuming for the developer but it was fraught with possible points of failure – sending too many emails from the one address to the one host is an easy way to get your entire domain put on a spam blacklist.
Google Custom Search Engine (CSE) is a fantastic technology that enables any website, for the low price of $100 annually, to use the power of Google search technologies within your own website seamlessly.
By default Visual Studio’s formatting of code is not as elegant as it could be. I like to be pedantic about the layout of my code as it makes it more readable for me and other developers who have to work on the same projects that I do.
A customer has just called you to inform you that your website is down. Before you panic and call your developer which may incur needless support fees, find out from your customer what they mean by ‘website is down'.
So, you have approved your specification and design concepts. The development is progressing well and is nearing completion. After giving your final feedback, at some point soon, your site will need to ‘go live’ onto the Internet for all to see.
So you have engaged your web development company to design and build you your new corporate identity but have you considered how your site will look and function on a mobile device such as the iPhone, Android or a BlackBerry?
Accessibility from a developers point of view part 1 - some elements that make up a triple A website
How many of you still use Internet Explorer 6 as your default browser? You may simply refer to it as “The Internet” and double-click the blue ‘e’ icon on your desktop. Or perhaps it is a “custom” build in your office with your company logo on it and your intranet as your home page.
Caffeine is the most important thing to a developer. The spec can be a little unclear and the time constraints too tight. Their workstation can crash three times a day and not be able to open more than Notepad and Paint at the same time (the purest tools of a developer); but you can’t mess around with a developers desire – nay, requirement – for caffeine.